Changing money and travellers cheques from one currency to another.

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What is the best way to get Mexican Pesos from Canadian Dollars?

My girlfriend and I expect to need about CAD$200 each for our upcoming vacation in beautiful Mexico. Using our CAD$400 total, what method of exchange will give us the most Mexican Pesos ($MXN)? I ...
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Dominican Republic accepted currency and tipping

We are flying from Toronto, Canada to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. My question is regarding the currency that is accepted in DR. Resorts mainly, gift shops, on-resort grocery store, and tipping, ...
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How to take my money on holiday - Prepaid card or creditcard? [duplicate]

I'm based in the UK and travelling to South Africa in two months. I'm slightly against carrying a lot of cash since I have a habit of losing things and we are going to be staying in a lot of different ...
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Maximum withdrawal from an ATM in the USA

What is the maximum amount you can withdraw from an ATM in the USA? I have a UK credit and debit card and can use either to withdraw cash. I know I will be charged a fee so I want to withdraw as much ...
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Euro or USD acceptance in Mauritius

I note a booking with Booking.com informs that the room charged is given in Euro. Does that imply that Euro (and perhaps USD) is generally accepted in Mauritius?
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Is there somewhere in Sydney, Australia where I can exchange unusual foreign currencies?

I've got a bunch of Iranian Rials left over from a recent trip because I assumed, stupidly, that like other airports there'd be an exchange place after passport control. Sadly, that was not the case. ...
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Can I travel in Croatia using only Euro?

For a few days trip in Croatia, can I avoid changing euros into the local currency Kuna? Can I live comfortably (hotels, restaurants, train) directly using euro only? Itinerary: Zagreb, Split, ...
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What is the best method for exchanging dollars for Euros?

I'm traveling from the US to Europe in a few weeks. What's the best method of exchanging dollars for Euros? I imagine there's options like: at the airport when you arrive in Europe at a bank in ...
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Do they charge commission fee for money exchange in Moscow?

I will carry EURO with me. How is the airport? I guess it is bad price?
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Where to get hundred dollar bills in London (same day)

In many countries (particularly developing countries), the best way to get a good exchange rate on the local currency is to exchange $100 USD dollar bills - and $100 dollar bills get a substantially ...
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Is it possible to purchase Iranian Rial in China?

A friend of mine in China is looking for a place to buy Iraian Rial (IRR). I know that in the west Iran is financially blockaded so presume that this is one of the currencies that is not dealt with ...
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Entry into France before student (exchange) visa validity, options? [closed]

I'm just wondering about the question in the title, because I've booked a (refundable ticket, because I'm not crazy!) to France that will land me there about 2 days before the student visa becomes ...
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Maximum cash allowed when travelling to the US

I was wondering if someone knows the legal limit of cash money allowed per adult tourist when entering the US, especially from the UK. The reason is that I would like to get the best conversion rate ...
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How do I get money back for my foreign coins?

Tonight I just cleaned my room and while doing this I found some money. I counted it and I found out that there are a lot of coins from 25 different countries. I know that normally banks don't ...
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Is it convenient to change money in Zgorzelec?

I will go to Gorlitz first and then walk to Zgorzelec by foot. How long is it? Is it convenient to change money on the way? With commission or no?
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Which currency should I carry to Australia from Bangladesh?

I will go to Australia from Bangladesh. I can carry either "US dollar" or "Australian dollar" there. But I do not know whether carrying "US dollar" will be profitable or not if I convert "US dollar" ...
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What is the best way to change money in Moscow?

I have Euros. I will be in Russia along the Trans-siberian railway for about 12 days. I might go to Moscow by plane or by train. So, what is the best way to change money? I do not know how much I ...
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How easy is it to exchange US dollars to shekels in Israel?

In past years, it was easy to exchange US dollars for shekels in Jerusalem. Many small retail stores did money changing on the side. Is that still true? How much better is the unofficial exchange ...
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Yemeni Rial exchange in Istanbul

Can i exchange Yemeni Rial into US dollars at the airport in Istanbul at any of the currency exchange desks? I work in Yemen and have a bunch of leftover local notes that i would like to exchange ...
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Online comparison of currency exchange services in Germany

Sometimes it's prudent to get cash in a foreign currency in advance of a trip. (You may be travelling to a place where credit/debit cards or traveller's cheques are not widely accepted, or where ATMs ...
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How widely accepted are Euros in Hungary and how bad is the exchange rate practiced by shops/hotels?

The official currency of Hungary is the Forint but so far everything I have looked for prices online, such as trains, buses and taxis, are quoted in Euros and Forints. Hotel reservation asked that I ...
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Where can I purchase UAE Dirham with good deal in Dubai? [duplicate]

Although Travelex and other foreign exchanges are located in Dubai airport, the exchange rate and fee is quite high. Where can I purchase UAE Dirham in Dubai with good deal?
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Tipping in Cuba as a Canadian

I will go to Cuba in the following days and I am not sure how to tip. On Tripadvisor It says: Do not tip with coins of your own currency, because foreign coins can not be exchanged in any country ...
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Where to exchange Euros(EUR) to Pounds(GBP) near Frankfurt or in Edinburgh

I'm planning a trip to Scotland and I want to know where would be the best place to exchange British Pounds (GBP). I think that the exchange rates at the airports are not good, so my options are the ...
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Do stores at tourist-heavy sites in Nepal accept USD?

I will be going to Nepal for mountain trekking, I want to bring USD simply because it is very hard for me to get Nepalese Rupee in my home country. At tourist heavy sites, do most stores accept USD? ...
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Which currency for play money? [closed]

I'm running a (one off) game for some friends (in the UK), in which notes will be required. I think it's probably cheaper to do currency exchange for some actual bank notes, then change it back again ...
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How much cash to carry for a conference in the Netherlands?

My husband won an academic contest and the prize was a trip to the Netherlands for a global conference on his specialty. He's responsible for paying for food and transportation, but the lodging and ...
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What's the best way to exchange Euro to USD? [closed]

I am returning to USA in August and will have some money left on my German account. I would like to know the best way to exchange Euro to USD. I am flying to DFW airport, Dallas and have an account in ...
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Converting Older United States Dollar Bills

I received from my Dad 150 American Dollars about 12 years ago. I never have thought to change this money but a few days I tried change it in a currency exchange in Sydney and the guy didn't change it ...
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What is the best strategy for getting cash? [duplicate]

Does it make sense to buy a foreign currency in the country itself or outside the country? Example: If I'm in NYC and am travelling to China should I buy yuan in NYC or in China? Likewise if I'm in ...
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What can I do with small change from countries I am unlikely to return to? [duplicate]

I often have small change leftover after visiting a country, usually much less than $1 equivalent. Keeping it around is a hassle, especially if I'm unlikely to return to that country: I would have to ...
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Exchanging Scottish GBP In China

Seems like Scottish (Great British) Pounds are not exactly very welcomed around the world. HSBC here in China told me to take them back to Scotland with me. (Cheers!) How Can I Exchange Scottish GBP ...
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Exchanging Euro to CZK in Prague

I'm going to Prague and I'll take some Euros with me, which I intend to convert to CZK. Should I expect it would be easy to find a Currency Exchange point, for example on central bus station or train ...
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Lowest cost method of exchanging AUD into physical other currencies?

I have a trip planned that will take me from the origin of Australia to several countries throughout Europe, who mostly use Euro, but also some other currencies. For a person that either has ...
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What's the best way to buy Swedish Kronas from Brazil

I'm brazilian and I'll be living abroad at Sweden for two years, starting in August. I need to exchange a reasonable amount of Reais (R$, brazilian currency) to Swedish Kronas. The options I see so ...
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When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?

Recently my wife and I traveled to Italy and before we left we got about 85% of our money in travelers checks and the other 15% we carried on in cash. When we arrived there, no one would take our ...
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Best place to buy Swiss Francs using US dollar [duplicate]

I will be going to Switzerland soon, and will need Swiss Francs before I leave. Where can I bet the best rate to buy Swiss Francs? I live in SF Bay Area.
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US Dollar (USD) to Nicaraguan Córdoba (NIO) exchange rate

I have heard that the exchange rate of Nicaragua's currency is "pegged" to the US dollar, and varies at a fixed, predicable rate rather than varying naturally with the markets. What is the rate ...
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How much is my Nicaraguan money worth in US dollars? [duplicate]

I have a 20,000 Banca Central de Nicaragua Veinte Mil cordobas bill how much in U.S. dollars can I get for this?
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Where do I exchange Russian currency outside Russia? [closed]

My family has Russian currency, but I can't find anywhere that will exchange it here. I live in the United States and have looked everywhere. All the places we have checked say they do not want it. ...
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What is typical buy/sell spread in cash exchange booths for EUR, USD in Serbia?

What spread (buy vs sell exchange rate difference, %) can be typically expected in cash currency exchange booths in Belgrad airport, Terminal 2? In rural regions of Serbia (e.g. Kopaonik)? Interested ...
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Exchange old Samoan currency outside of Samoa

I have a relatively large amount of Samoan Tala left from a journey in 2007. However, as they got new bills since then no bank in New Zealand wants to exchange it. I tried ASB, travelex and several ...
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Exchanging japanese yens into US dollars for an upcoming trip to USA, how to get the best rate?

I will be shortly travelling to the United States, and I just found some japanese Yen bills that were sleeping in a drawer, for a significant amount. I would like to change them into US Dollars for ...
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Where should I change Swiss Francs to USD to get the best exchange rate?

I am planning a trip to a conference to Switzerland, and my airfare will be reimbursed to me when I arrive there. They will be reimbursing me in Swiss Francs. I want to get a good exchange rate. Is ...
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How many types of Pound Sterling are there and what is the relationship between them?

Some years ago I brought some left over pounds to England. In a shop a shopkeeper denied my money with the quote: "This isn't Scotland." At that time I though I just met a patriotic idiot and moved ...
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Tricky South Africa Visa Situation - study exchange [closed]

I am going for an exchange semester as part of my Dutch Master programme to Stellenbosch university which is part of a Joint Master. I have booked a ticket for the 18th of November 2014 and intend to ...
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Are traveler cheques still used when traveling to California, US

I am planning my trip to california (USA) this Spring. Long long time ago I remember my dad using traveler cheque in Florida - I am wondering if this is still a thing that is used in the USA as a ...
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Money Exchange (CHF to USD) in Switzerland, Canada or in the USA? [duplicate]

I want to buy US dollar with swiss francs. I have the opportunity to make this change in Switzerland (Geneva), in the USA (Seattle) or in Canada (Vancouver). Where will I likely get the best change? ...
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Exchange student traveling in and out of the US on student visa [closed]

I have a Japanese exchange student living with us in the United States, we are traveling to Mexico for vacation. I am worried about her returning to the US with us. She is on a student visa. What does ...